October 16, 2013

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Spotlight

Rutgers University Physical Master Plan
The Rutgers University physical master planning process is under way with an interactive “mapping” tool called the MyCampus Survey. The master plan studies whether the Rutgers physical environment and facilities serve its academic goals and also identifies opportunities for future improvements. 

This initial survey will be followed by a second faculty-only survey called the Adjacency Tool, which poses a series of questions about how faculty members collaborate across departments and campuses. These surveys will be followed by planning forums in the spring, which will be an opportunity to mark the progress made in the planning process and to receive feedback from the university community.

Take the MyCampus Survey here, and visit the Physical Master Plan Website for future updates regarding the Adjacency Tool and planning forums.

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

University Policy Website
The University Policy Library is the official source for the policies governing the academic, administrative, financial, operational, and business affairs of the university. During integration, these policies were reviewed and revised to reflect the newly integrated Rutgers University. Since many policies were updated, faculty and staff should check the policy library to see if any policies that they use have been updated. Faculty and staff members will be apprised of significant updates to policies going forward. Please contact the Office of the Secretary of the University at secretary@oldqueens.rutgers.edu with questions. 

Announcements

Grand Opening of Kite+Key, The Rutgers Tech Store
After almost two years of planning, Rutgers University has launched Kite+Key, The Rutgers Tech Store. The store is located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Kite+Key offers a range of technology products and accessories such as laptops, printers, tablets, and portable drives, and will partner with the Office of Information Technology to offer affordable and reliable service and technical support. Current students, faculty, and staff members may receive Apple education pricing on Apple tablets, computers, and laptops at this location. Learn more here.

Academic Sphere

Tickets Available for the 14th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, sponsors the 14th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival from October 24 through November 3 at the Regal Cinema Commerce Center in North Brunswick. For each film, a director, featured actor, or a noted expert in the field prefaces the film and then engages in dialogue with the audience at its conclusion. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

RSVP for Upcoming United Nations Faculty Seminar
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs hosts the Rutgers United Nations Faculty Seminar. The seminar takes place in two parts and is designed to encourage and support faculty to integrate aspects of the United Nations into the curriculum. Part one will take place on November 1 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of Brower Commons, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Part two of the seminar takes place at United Nations Headquarters on November 15. Space is limited. RSVP to info@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu by October 29. Learn more here.

Registration Is Extended for Mission Possible: Transforming the Future through College Access
The Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Rutgers Future Scholars host a national convening on college access November 13–15. With funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this national dialogue and networking opportunity involves researchers, program practitioners, K–12 and higher education administrators, funders, corporations, government officials, and policy makers, and will build on existing college access knowledge to create new strategies for the future. A reduced registration fee is available for Rutgers faculty and staff. The extended registration deadline is November 1. Learn more and register here.

Call for Proposals for the 2014 Online and Hybrid Learning Conference
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies at the Division of Continuing Studies announces a call for proposals for its fifth annual Online and Hybrid Learning Conference taking place on January 16 in Hickman Hall on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The deadline for presentation proposal submissions is November 15. More information will be posted here.

Events
Envisioning the Future: America's Unfinished Constitution: October 22, Newark
The School of Law–Newark presents a lecture by Akhil Reed Amar on October 22 at 1 p.m. at the Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers–Newark. Amar is a Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Learn more and register here.

Writers in Camden Series Presents Rachel Kushner and A. Van Jordan: October 16, Camden
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the Graduate School–Camden hosts a talk on October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the 401 Penn classroom of the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden. Kushner is the author of Telex from Cuba, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. Van Jordan is the author of The Cineaste, Rise, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, and Quantum Lyrics and the recipient of the Whiting Award and the Annisfield-Wolf Book Award. Learn more here.

Dance Workshop: Essence of Flamenco: October 18, New Brunswick
Rutgers Recreation offers a Flamenco dance workshop on October 18 at 5:15 p.m. at the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Lisa Botalico is the principal dancer and associate artistic director of the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre and the instructor of this workshop. Search for the course and register here.

Publishing in Nature Neuroscience: October 18, New Brunswick
The Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a seminar featuring Timothy Spencer on October 18 at 2 p.m. in V-10 of the RWJMS Research Tower on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Spencer is the associate scientific editor at Nature Neuroscience. Learn more here.

Rutgers Graduate and Professional School Expo: October 19, New Brunswick
Graduate and Professional Admissions hosts a graduate and professional school expo on October 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Representatives from Rutgers graduate and professional school programs are available to discuss areas of study and the admissions process. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register here.

Multidisciplinary Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Metastatic Liver Tumors Symposium: October 20, New Brunswick
New Jersey Medical School and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences cosponsor a symposium on October 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Clinical Academic Building on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. On-site registration will be accommodated on a space available basis. Learn more and register here.

Incarceration and the Health of Families: October 22, New Brunswick
The Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a talk by Jason Schnittker on October 22 at noon at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Schnittker is from the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and presents the emerging literature on the effects of incarceration on the health of inmates' families and children, focusing on mental health. Learn more here.

Global Health! Spanning the Disciplines: October 23, New Brunswick
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs hosts a faculty panel as part of its Global Health! Biennial Theme on October 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pane Room of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Rutgers faculty discuss their viewpoints on cross-cutting global health problems such as hunger, poverty, gender inequality, occupational health, and climate change. Learn more and register here.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Barton Kamen Lecture: October 23, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey hosts a lecture by Richard J. O'Reilly on October 23 at 4 p.m. in Auditorium A of the Cancer Institute on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. O'Reilly is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Barton Kamen Lecture is a tribute to the memory of Barton A. Kamen, former chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology of the institute. Please call 732-235-5178 with questions.

The Gendered Intimacies of Global Health: October 24, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Julie Livingston on October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Livingston is a professor in the Department of History at the School of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Genius Award. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Anda Cytroen has been appointed grants facilitator/supervisor at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Yuri T. Jadotte, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Medical School Alumni Association.

Richard W. Roper, president of the Roper Group, Public Policy Consulting and senior fellow and New Jersey field research analyst at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, has been inducted to the Rutgers Board of Governors. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Join the Pedal Party and Bike the B-Route
BikeRU, a campuswide initiative of the Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services, invites the Rutgers community to participate in a biking event on October 23 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Busch and Livingston campuses, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The Bike the B-Route Event is open to anyone interested in making Rutgers a more bicycle friendly community and increasing awareness about cycling on or between campuses safely. Prizes, giveaways, free food, and more are offered. Follow BikeRU on Twitter, Instagram @bike_ru, and Facebook.

Gift Donations Needed for Breast Cancer Awareness Drive
The School of Nursing and the College of Nursing have teamed up to conduct free clinical breast exams at four Newark public housing locations from October 21 to 24 and request the donation of gift items that will be used in gift basket giveaways at these locations. Faculty and staff members may donate unused perfumes, aftershave, bath products, decorative candles, and other small items that would be suitable for the raffle baskets. Pink drop boxes are available in the 10th and 11th floor hallways of the Stanley S. Bergen, Jr. building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Please make donations no later than October 18.

Rutgers–New Brunswick Homecoming 2013
Rutgers University Alumni Association hosts Rutgers–New Brunswick Homecoming 2013 from October 25–27. Events include a spooky night Ghost Tour, the Homecoming Block R Party before the Rutgers vs. Houston game, and the Run for RAH 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk to help Rutgers in the fight against hunger. Some events require registration. Learn more and register here.

Awards & Honors

Paul B. Kantor, distinguished professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been honored with a Life Senior membership by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Learn more here.

Sanjay K. Pandey, professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark, has been awarded the 2013 NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Award. The annual award is jointly sponsored by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Learn more here.

Carlos W. Pratt, Kenneth J. Gill, Nora M. Barrett, and Melissa M. Roberts, professors at the School of Health Related Professions, have authored Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Third Edition (Academic Press, 2013).

Michael Aaron Rockland, professor in the Department of American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been selected by the N.J. Historical Commission to receive the Richard Hughes Prize, to be awarded to him on November 16 at the meeting of the commission in collaboration with the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Learn more about Professor Rockland here.

Gifts & Grants

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation is the recipient of a University Transportation Center (UTC) award totaling $2.83 million. The grant is a broad national designation and the funding is used to support many different research initiatives and programs. Learn more about the new UTC award here.

Abhishek Bhattacharjee, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $749,995. The project titled Enhancing the Programmability of Heterogeneous Manycore Systems is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Bhattacharjee here.

Hao Zhu, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $464,983. The project titled Predictive Computational Acute Toxicity Modeling by Profiling Chemicals with Public Bioassay Data is being supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Learn more about Professor Zhu here.

Ricardo Bianchini, professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $450,000. The project titled Taming the Combinatorial Explosion of Power Management for Future Manycore Systems is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Bianchini here.

Janet Leli, assistant director of the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program at the Center of Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $413,150. The project titled New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program Annual Work Plan 2013 is being supported by the N.J. Department of Transportation. Learn more about Director Leli here.

Robert Chant, professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $371,863. The project titled Toward Sustainable Urban Estuaries in the Athropocene is being supported by the National Science Foundation. This project is in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Drexel University. Learn more about Professor Chant here.

Rubab Qureshi, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $4,240. The project titled An Assessment of Current and Future Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender People is being supported by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Qureshi here.

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